Tributes to producer

Colin McIntyre
Colin McIntyre

STAFF at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal have been paying tribute to producer Colin McIntyre, who died in hospital on 3 May, aged 83, following a short illness.

With a career spanning over 60 years, Colin worked with many of the greats of British theatre, including Sir Peter Hall at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Sir Laurence Olivier at the National Theatre, where he was an associate director.

In later years, he developed a close association with the Theatre Royal Nottingham, producing and directing the theatre’s annual thriller season every summer since the late 1980s.

Jonathan Saville, the Theatre Royal’s director of sales, marketing and development, has worked closely with Colin since 1999. He said: “Colin was an original and a complete one-off. It really was always such a pleasure just to be in his company. He had many friends here in Nottingham and he will be sorely missed by everyone at the Theatre Royal.

“This summer’s Classic Thriller season was to be Colin’s 23 consecutive year with us. I am proud to say that we will be going ahead with these shows in his memory. Everyone involved in the season had great respect for Colin and this will be our tribute to a much-loved colleague and friend.”